Come join us Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for our Preschool Story Hour. Each week will have a different theme. Miss Michelle will read a book, do a craft, and have a snack with the group. This program is geared for 1 to 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. We will follow the Richmond school schedule and will not meet when school is closed. Story hour is a great place to make new friends for the young and old.
The first Thursday of the month is Pokemon night. Come talk about Pokemon, show your collection, and maybe trade cards from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The second Tuesday of every month from September through June is Lego night! Come create from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.!
Mark your calendars for the upcoming book discussions:
Tuesday, January 16th, from 6:30-7:30:
The Sand-Reckoner by Gillian Bradshaw
A historical account that reimagines the life of one of ancient Greece’s greatest minds, the mathematician Archimedes. He finds “fame and loss, love and war, wealth and betrayal-none of which affects him nearly as much as the divine beauty of mathematics.”
Tuesday, February 20th, from 6:30-7:30:
Sula by Toni Morrison
In honor of Black History Month, this is a powerful novel that explores the friendship of two black women set in the 1920s and 1930s. It delves into the themes of race, identity, and the consequences of going against societal norms.
Umberhine Public Library participated in the A.rt R.esources T.ransfer Library Program, which “bridges public institutions, artists, and publishers through the circulation of printed books,” and received a dozen books on modern and contemporary art. The 100% free program “distributes books to public libraries, schools, and prisons nationwide.”
A few of the books received include these titles:
American Marquetry: Masterpieces in Wood by Richard Muhlberger (745.51 MUH)
Building Diplomacy: The Architecture of American Embassies by Elizabeth Gill Lui (725 GIL)
Willem de Kooning: Sculpture (707.4 De KOONING)
Umberhine Public Library can place one order every calendar year. We encourage you check out our new art books and give us good reason to tap into this resource again in 2024.